Historic downtown Asheboro will celebrate the holidays with its annual "Christmas on Sunset" event from 6to 9 p.m. Friday. Downtown storefronts will be decked with holiday trimmings for the window display contest.
There will be performances by school, civic and church bands, choruses and ensembles; appearances by The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Santa. Also: horse-drawn carriage and haywagon rides; gingerbread house and kids crafts contests; model train displays; hot chocolate and cider stations; and marshmallow roasting at The Mill.
Details: 336-626-2626. Area info: 800-626-2672; www.heartofnorthcarolina.com.